Ok, obviously I am a newbie at this. Short story, a broody hen, five eggs due to hatch on Christms, eager kids. The hen is out with my other 11 hens (and 1 roo). I can leave the chicks in the coop with Mama and the rest, right? Do I need to seperate? And how do I feed them chick starter, when the rest of the flock gets laying pellets? I am off to candle the eggs this morning... Mama is a sweet, gentle hen. I am hoping she doesn't get bullied.